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Stay in focus with our digital photography equipment reviews. You'll discover a wide range of information on nature photography in these informative articles.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Solutions: Storage On The Go

Portable drives give you a lot of options for keeping your images safe while traveling

Today's DSLRs and mirrorless digital cameras provide the outdoor photographer with lots of megapixels for detailed landscapes and the ability to crop into shots of distant wildlife.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Solutions: Time For A New Bag

An old camera bag can create pictures spotted with dust. Is it time to clean or replace yours?

Even the best-designed and best-built camera bags don't last forever, and the canary in the coal mine that tells you it's time for a replacement is lint.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Gadget Bag: Anatomy Of The Polarizer

What makes one polarizer different from another?

Why do some 52mm polarizing filters cost nearly $200 and others less than $20? Maybe a better question is: Why do some photographers spend $200 for a polarizer when there are alternatives available for a fraction of that price?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

In Focus: June 2012

Capture an epic vista or move in close to emphasize a foreground with help from a pair of Canon wide-angle lenses.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Gadget Bag: DSLR Video Support

Gear to keep your camera steady when you’re shooting motion

Having the ability to capture motion with your DSLR opens up the enticing world of video vignettes and clips of landscapes, wildlife and sports.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

In Focus: May 2012

The EF 24-70mm ƒ/2.8L II USM is the latest from Canon. A durable build with weather sealing makes it good for the outdoors, plus the lens is dust- and water-resistant.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Gadget Bag: Ballheads Deconstructed

See how this staple of nature photography works, plus how to choose the right one for you

Most outdoor photographers use ballheads because they're ideal for landscape photography.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

In Focus: April 2012

When experimenting with high dynamic range, there's a fine line between creating an image that has more oomph and one that looks like a cartoon.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Gadget Bag: Make Your Own Photo Book

Creating a hardcover photography book is easy, inexpensive and doable for anyone

Making a custom photo book has become fast, easy and inexpensive.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

In Focus: March 2012

Sometimes a camera phone is all you need, especially if it's the camera in the iPhone. Now you can step up your iPhone photography with the iPro Lens System from Schneider Optics.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Gadget Bag: Preventive Medicine

Protect your camera from rain and snow

Some people leave the camera at home when the weather forecast calls for a 40% chance of rain.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

In Focus: January/February 2012

Looking at a landscape or wildlife photograph in print makes a different impact than just looking at the image on screen.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Low-Cost Gear That Makes A Big Difference

Adding some simple and inexpensive accessories to your bag gives you a lot of options in the field

It's always nice to get a new DSLR or lens, but while madly pursuing more megapixels and longer lenses, it's easy to forget that there are lots of far less expensive items that can improve your photos or photo-making experience.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Gadget Bag: Beyond The Tabletop

Ultracompact tripods are good for much more than point-and-shoot cameras

Once considered an inevitably endangered species because of built-in image stabilization, tripods have emerged just as important as ever.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

In Focus: December 2011

Our annual look at products that the OP Editors found to be particularly interesting and useful for nature photographers

Mirrorless cameras give nature photographers a compact body, a high-resolution image sensor and a choice of fine optics.

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